Groovin’ High: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie Featuring Jon Faddis
With a relationship that spanned 30 years – from idol to mentor to friend, Jon Faddis is one of only few living musicians to develop such a deep connection to Dizzy Gillespie, jazz legend and pioneer of Bebop. When Faddis blasted onto the jazz scene, audiences were amazed at the young musician’s range, techniques and ability to successfully mirror the complex style of Dizzy Gillespie. Faddis soon developed his own trademark style and is now known as one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time. Even Dizzy described Faddis as, “He’s the best ever – including me!” Jon Faddis will join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate the musicianship and life of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, Spetember 12th at Charleston Music Hall.